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Can Plumbing Problems Be Prevented?

Woman calling a plumber service to fix drain pipe blockage.Your Ashburn, VA plumbing system is a complex one, snaking beneath your property and behind your walls, mostly hidden from view and linked together by yards of piping. It’s one of those systems that you rely on the most in your daily life, but also one of those that is easy to take for granted and difficult to keep in good shape if you don’t take the proper steps.

There are a number of things you can do to keep your plumbing system in good condition, and therefore prevent plumbing problems. Take a look at our tips below on how you can do this.

Schedule Routine Plumbing Maintenance

Many of the issues that affect plumbing systems don’t give off any obvious warning signs early in their development. In fact, most of the time, homeowners don’t even realize that their plumbing is even experiencing any problems whatsoever. That is, until they notice damage caused by those issues.

Of course, it makes sense that you want to stop plumbing problems long before their presence becomes obvious. And the best way to do this is by scheduling routine maintenance. During your maintenance appointment, our professional plumbers will closely inspect every part of your plumbing system that could be susceptible to various problems.

Video pipe inspection is used to check the inside of your pipes, isolate leaks or blockages, and repair them before they can grow worse. If you’re consistent about scheduling preventive plumbing maintenance, you may be able to cut down significantly on repair costs, and even extend the life of your plumbing system.

Don’t Use Store-Bought Solutions for Drain Cleaning

Drain clogs are one of the most common plumbing problems homeowners run into. They can be caused by anything from hair and soap scum in the bathroom to FOG (fats, oils, and grease) in the kitchen. The go-to solution for many homeowners is store-bought liquid drain cleaners.

Unfortunately, these store-bought solutions can do more harm than good to your plumbing system, and they are only temporary fixes, anyway. They eat through the clog, sure. But they don’t remove it, and they also eat through your pipes until eventually you find yourself facing a leak that you could have avoided by giving a professional plumber a call.

Schedule Repairs When Needed

There are times that plumbing problems might pop up in between maintenance. While maintenance can certainly help stave off plumbing issues, it can’t prevent them 100% of the time. You’ll almost certainly have to deal a problem at some point.

But you can prevent it from becoming a bigger calamity by addressing it right away. When you call for repairs as soon as they crop up, your plumbing system will be better off. This means if you have a dripping faucet, a pinhole leak under a sink, a drop in your water pressure, or you notice unusually high water bills, it’s time to give us a call.

AllTech Services, Inc. is the company to call for effective and reliable plumbing services. Reach out to our team today!

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